Microwave Fried Rice

When you only have a few minutes, this Microwave Fried Rice is just what you need! Grab a rice cup, frozen veggies, soy sauce and it’s ready in no time at all, with no pots or pans required.

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Microwave Fried Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute®Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice Cups
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • Ready in minutes, this combination is almost too simple not to try! Simple and packed with flavor, this dish is designed for everyone with a busy schedule who wants to enjoy a delicious meal without spending too much time in the kitchen. Try it with our Minute® Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice Cups.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, coat a medium, microwave-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Add the egg and sesame oil, if using, to the bowl and scramble lightly.

    Step 3

  • Microwave egg mixture on HIGH for 30 seconds.

    Step 4

  • Remove egg from microwave and stir to break up the cooked egg. Add the rice, peas and carrots, green onion, soy sauce, and ginger. Microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Stir and serve.

Embrace Your Microwave

The microwave is quite possibly one of the most underrated kitchen tools out there. Make friends with your microwave, and you’ll learn to make everything from microwaved mug cake and Easy Rice Pudding to delicious and flavorful fried rice recipes! This innovative, easy microwave recipe is not only delicious but is also extremely versatile. It’s a quick and easy dish designed for anyone who is short on time — which is almost everyone!

Rice Cup Varieties

Like what you see? Why not try our other varieties of Rice Cups, like our Minute® Chicken Flavored Rice or maybe even our Minute® Multi-Grain Medley, great for everyone looking to add more whole grains to their diet. Check out our long list of rice cup varieties and experiment with our other delicious flavors.

If you are searching for a vegetarian dinner option, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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